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Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2018
Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.
Image of the Day: Coral Reef
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018
Ocean acidification can alter coral reef communities by decreasing calcification, encouraging the growth of green algae, and increasing metabolic rates.
Large Female Fish Play a Big Role in Replenishing Populations: Study
Diana Kwon | May 11, 2018
Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Ashley Yeager | May 11, 2018
The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018
Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2018
Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Ocean Sunfish Could Offer Clues to the “Rise of Slime”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2018
A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and
may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 12, 2018
The colossal fish bank like airplanes when turning.